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Hand Sanitizer (WHO Formula)

This is the World Health Organization-recommended formula for hand sanitizer. The recipe has been scaled down for home use.
Prep Time5 mins


  • 1 cup 99% Isopropyl alcohol OR 1 cup plus 4 teaspoons 91% Isopropyl alcohol
  • 1 tablespoon 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin
  • Water


  • Tip the alcohol, peroxide and glycerin into a 2-cup glass measure. Then add enough water to bring the total quantity to 1 1/3 cups. Mix well.
  • Pour, via funnel, the sanitizer into small ("travel-size") bottles. I used squeeze-type bottles, but spritzer- or spray-type bottles are ideal.